Originally published by the Daily Telegraph. It’s customary for a New Order gig to begin with Elegia, a musical tribute to their late Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis. However, in a week where music venues were no longer safe spaces, the band instead paid respect to the lives lost… Read More
Originally published by the Daily Telegraph. Moments before The Monkees’ Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz walked on to the stage, a 2011 soundbite taken from comedian Whoopi Goldberg’s panel show The View was played. “Before there was Bieber, there were The Monkees, baby.” Goldberg’s right. Half… Read More
This week, Telegraph Culture debuted its shiny new site, now powered by Adobe Experience Manager. In order to prepare the section for its big move, I worked across the digital and culture teams for three weeks carrying out the following: Assessing which ‘evergreen’ articles are worthy of… Read More
Originally published by the Daily Telegraph. For some musicians, filing for bankruptcy and performing an arena show in the same week might seem like a cosmic joke. However, for 50 Cent, a man who’s weathered multiple feuds and nine bullets to the body, it’s simply business as usual.… Read More
Paul Rudd isn’t just one of the nicest, hardest-working men in Hollywood. Whether he’s trolling chat show hosts or being slightly aroused by his own dancing, Rudd is a meme-generator par excellence. In honour of the Ant-Man actor’s fine displays of hilarity, I made a… Read More
This year’s Glastonbury Festival saw me lead the Telegraph’s live-blogging team from 8am to 7pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. My efforts helped to pull in four-figure shares and five-figure views and, by the last day, we found our coverage taking Google News’ #1 slot, ahead… Read More
Strong performances from headliners and newcomers alike proved the annual weekend festival to be far greater than a council co-operated conveyor belt of live music.